Dowagiac Fire Station Beam Signing Ceremony

The new Dowagiac Fire Station is under construction! In celebration, a beam signing ceremony took place on Friday, May 31. It was a great event, and VK is thankful to be a part of the project as the civil engineer. This project has a stellar team of owners, designers, and contractors, and we look forward to the completion of the Fire Station!

2024-06-14T12:20:38+00:00June 14, 2024|News|

VK Civil Encourages New Engineers

VK Civil is proud to have sponsored a Western Michigan University Civil Engineering Senior Design Team in their Capstone Project! The team’s project involved a site design of the Northwest Cancer Center proposed in Northern Indiana. They learned real world engineering practices and professional skills that they will use as they enter the workforce. The students did a fantastic job with their presentation. Congratulations Nolan, Alex, and Hussain. We wish you the best as you head toward graduation!

2024-01-05T18:49:41+00:00January 5, 2024|News|

The VK Civil Team Expands… again!

We are excited to announce that Greg Whittle has joined team VK Civil. He comes to us with 10 years of experience in both private and municipal work but will primarily focus his efforts on the private development team. Greg is licensed in Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa. VK Civil’s geographical footprint now extends to serve 8 states in the Midwest. As VK Civil continues to expand, we remain committed to our core values of Excellence, a Well Lived Life, Others as Ourselves, and Stewardship. If you need a site plan, development assistance, or municipal engineering services, please contact us. [...]

2023-11-01T14:42:53+00:00November 1, 2023|News|

VK Civil at the Fair!

VK Civil participated at the career fair hosted by Calvin University. This event offered an invaluable platform to be introduced to students, reconnect with professors that taught many at VK Civil, as well as share our values and what we do. Students were eager to learn about the municipal and private development services VK Civil offers and explore career opportunities within our organization. Many students resonated with VK Civil’s core values of Excellence, A Well Lived Life, Others As Ourselves, and Stewardship. Students were also enthusiastic about many of our community-centered projects. Thank you Calvin University and all those [...]

2023-10-20T15:17:00+00:00October 20, 2023|News|

AIA Northern Indiana Golf Outing

VK Civil was a platinum sponsor of the 2023 AIA (American Institute of Architects) Northern Indiana Golf Outing in South Bend Indiana. The weather was perfect for an afternoon of camaraderie and friendly competition on the golf course. At the VK Civil hole, players had the opportunity to roll a giant die for some fun prizes, while also competing to be the one closest to the pin. The event was a platform for fostering connections, building relationships, and strengthening the bonds of the Northern Indiana AIA community. Participants had the chance to interact with industry leaders, exchange ideas, and [...]

2023-08-23T15:06:33+00:00August 23, 2023|News|

Fun Under the Sun: Caledonia’s Community Green Park Welcomes Splash Pad

June 2 was the grand opening of the splash pad at Caledonia’s Community Green Park. Bringing the community together in celebration, marking the beginning of a summer filled with laughter and cherished moments for all who visit. VK Civil was delighted to partner with EV Construction to add the splash pad to the park’s array of recreational offerings. This intentionally low-key design was built to fit within a natural park setting and the inclusive space allows residents of all ages to beat the summer heat while fostering community bonding and well-being. Plan your visit to the splash pad at [...]

2023-08-07T20:47:36+00:00August 7, 2023|News|

Two New Additions to the VK Civil Private Development Team

I (Dan) was tempted to make the title “VK Civil Grows in Height and Capacity”.  We recently added two new team members to our private development team. They happen to be the tallest members in the private development team picture below. Collin Wilson joins us as an EIT (Engineer in Training) with 3 years of experience in private development design. Josh Renkema joins us as a CAD operator. Their experience, skills, and commitment to excellence align seamlessly with our vision. The private development team also includes engineers Colin Finch, Zach Boeve, Aaron Van Proyen, and Dan Lewis as well [...]

2023-06-07T20:21:05+00:00June 7, 2023|News|

Niles High School Sports & Competition Field Ribbon Cutting

VK Civil recently had the privilege of attending the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Viking Stadium at Niles High School. VK was hired by CARMI Design Group to assist with the civil engineering design of a new track and artificial turf football field. The project turned out great and the first sporting event happened on the field right after the celebration. Congrats to Niles on your new track and field!

2023-04-14T17:11:24+00:00April 10, 2023|News|

AIA Presentation – Civil Engineering Site Selection Considerations

Dan Lewis had the pleasure of presenting “Civil Engineering Site Selection Considerations” to the American Institute of Architect’s Southwest Michigan Branch recently. Custer hosted the presentation from their beautiful offices on the 15th Floor of the Exchange Building in downtown Kalamazoo.  The views were awesome! If your architectural firm would like more information on this subject, we are happy to come to your office and present directly to your staff. These presentations are eligible for 1 hour of educational credit.  Just contact Dan Lewis at to set something up.

2022-10-31T12:33:20+00:00October 31, 2022|News|

VK Civil’s Development Team Grows and Has Capacity

We are very excited to announce the addition of Zach Boeve to our private development design team. Zach comes to us with 7 years of experience engineering private site development projects. Welcome aboard Zach! The private development team also includes engineers Dan Lewis, Colin Finch, and Aaron Van Proyen as well as CAD operators Nicole French and Quel Shannon. We are thankful for the growth and the many clients we have the privilege to serve. If you are in need of a site plan or other development design assistance, our team has the capacity and is ready to serve [...]

2022-06-06T15:54:47+00:00June 6, 2022|News|
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